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									Support for short-term exchange of researchers                 Call for proposals to develop industrially-relevant         Support for researchers who want to be actively
between academia and industry                                  training courses in the biosciences                         involved in commercialising their research
BBSRC seeks applications to its Industry Interchange           BBSRC seeks proposals from UK Higher Education              BBSRC and The Royal Society of Edinburgh seeks
Programme. The programme aims to support the                   Institutions and BBSRC-sponsored Institutes to develop      proposals to the Enterprise Fellowships scheme to
interchange, in either direction, of researchers between       new industrially-relevant training courses through the      support researchers who wish to play a key role in the
the science base and industry. Interchanges should             Modular Training for Industry programme. The                commercialisation of their research. The Fellowships
provide strategic advantage to the UK science base and         programme aims to provide flexible, up to date, technical   provide salary and formal business training, allowing the
industry arising from reciprocal access to facilities,         training for graduates employed in UK industry.             Fellows to focus on developing the commercial potential
expertise and/or knowledge, and an increased                                                                               of their research over a 12-month period.
                                                               The courses should be taught at Masters level and the
understanding of scientific issues of common concern
                                                               content should be within BBSRC’s remit. Evidence of         The Fellowships are available to academic staff, research
and should lead to the development of long-term
                                                               industrial demand is a key requirement of funding, and      staff and postgraduates with relevant experience
                                                               priority will be given to proposals within a subject area   employed by a UK Higher Education Institution or
The support available will depend on the requirements of       identified by industry.                                     BBSRC-sponsored Research Institute. The business idea
the proposed project to be undertaken during the                                                                           may be in any area within BBSRC’s remit provided the
                                                               Support will be awarded as pump-priming funding and
Interchange and will cover a contribution to the salary of                                                                 original research was largely funded through BBSRC.
                                                               given at an appropriate level towards the cost of
staff for the duration of the Interchange, travel and
                                                               preparing and marketing the course material. Clusters of    The closing date for applications is 27 October 2006.
subsistence and other costs involved in the Interchange
                                                               complementary modules will be considered if there is        Interviews for selected applicants will take place in
where required. Evidence of a significant cash or in-kind
                                                               sufficient evidence of an industrial need for this          Edinburgh on 9 January 2007, with a view to the
contribution from the industry and/or academic partner will
                                                               approach.                                                   Fellowship commencing April 2007.
be required. Individual awards are likely to be in the range
of £10,000 - £30,000 and unlikely to exceed £50,000. The       All proposals will be reviewed by independent referees      Application forms and further details are available
planned project should fall within the remit of BBSRC.         and assessed by a selection panel made up of members        from   www.royalsoced.org.uk/research_fellowships/
                                                               of the academic and industrial communities.                 bbsrc.htm or by contacting Dr Andy Cureton 01793
All proposals will be assessed by a selection panel made
up of members of the academic and industrial                   The closing date for applications is 5 January 2007.        413284, andy.cureton@bbsrc.ac.uk.
communities.                                                   Application forms and further details are available
                                                               from www.bbsrc.ac.uk/business/cpd/modular.html or
The closing date for applications is 27 October 2006.
                                                               by contacting Dr Simon Cutler 01793 413243,
Application forms and further details are available
from www.bbsrc.ac.uk/business/knowledge/iip.html
or by contacting Dr Andy Cureton 01793 413284,

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